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5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by gracile(f): 5:15am On Feb 19
Humans are emotional beings and are constantly looking for love; this, they do consciously or subconsciously. People are driven by love and this dictates how we perceive, feel and respond to anything. The need to love and feel love is inherent in everyone everywhere so much so that we’re drawn to whatever or whomever meets this need.
Try to imagine a world without love.. It’s terrible! Whatever speaks this language of love appeals to us more than a loveless alternative. This is why we tend to prefer some music, movies, people or books more than others.
If you love to read or write, especially fiction, you’ll most likely agree that stories with no elements of physical attraction are boring and simply vapid and I’m tempted to say almost pointless. I for one can’t read five chapters of a book without a lil bit of romance every now and then.
Okay apart from the obvious romantic exuberance, I’ll be sharing with you 5 reasons why love scenes are important in storytelling.

1. It gets your readers addicted to your story

Romance has time and again proved to be potent at capturing attention. Whether it’s from the news headlines or a gossip column in a magazine, people can’t resist the story of two people who have deep affection for each other. When your story has one or more persons in love, your readers are compelled to love these characters more. This makes them glued to your story as they want to follow through to see how this love unfolds.

2. It makes your characters come alive

Your characters might be fictional but when you make them capable of feeling passion, they seem more real and alive. In fact, some of us have wished a character was indeed real because of how much we connected with them, their struggles, loss, pains, love, joys etc. So next time you writing a story you might want to spice up your protagonists part with some romance. They may seem to go in search for it or simply neglect the concept while all the while everyone (your readers) know they’re in love with another character but just won’t admit it. And the scenarios go on and on.

3. It immortalizes your story (or character)


This is no doubt the secrets of our favorite classics; the likes of Romeo Juliet, Marilyn Monroe, Jack and Rose etc. The love roles this characters featured rendered them timeless. Most people would even recall the names of characters and forget their authors. Yes, such is the power of love.

4. It teaches life lessons

Because people would rather learn from someone else’s mistakes than theirs. Countless times I have applied lessons learned from such stories to real life relationship issues and they helped! This, if done with wisdom, could shape relationships for the better. So that your stories are entertaining as well as informative.

5. It builds empathy

Reading and writing is all about empathy. Once the writer has successfully entered into the mind of his readers and the reader, the authors’, mission accomplished. Readers like to accredit the term favorite authors to writers who they understand and who understands them. The trick is, your readers relate with you based on how they could relate with your characters. So make them fall in love with your characters by blowing their minds away with breathtaking romance plots.

For what other reasons do you love to read or write stories with love plots?

Feel free to contribute in the comments section

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Shibaraba(m): 5:33am On Feb 19
Helps in dancing soapy.
That Film by Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone (the specialist).The love scene there was so real, it helped many men. Back then pornhub and Co weren't existing. It was the highest selling movie because many men " used it to jo soapy... Soapy"

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by TRUSTEDGUY: 6:14am On Feb 19
Boko Haram Fulani Helsmen and Asassins dey kill people una dey talk of novel

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:15am On Feb 19
Love is the most important thing in life.

Our Holy Book tells us this........

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Enemyofpeace: 6:15am On Feb 19
Rubbish. With wetin dey happen for Nigeria you still get time to dey talk about love. Love kee you there

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:16am On Feb 19
This is true because.......

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Blessedity(m): 6:17am On Feb 19
Romeo and Juliet

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by GodofwarKratus(m): 6:17am On Feb 19
Love story....���
Like India movies own

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by MrHighSea: 6:17am On Feb 19
Don't die with all that love inside you.

Be vulnerable.

Once.

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Gkay1(m): 6:17am On Feb 19
Love and to be loved is the best.

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by moscobabs(m): 6:17am On Feb 19
sad That Nollywood sex scene where they cover themselves with duvet while making their fake fucking.

I hate that shit

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by bikerboy1(m): 6:18am On Feb 19
Love scene varies.

Don't just let us see things that we're not supposed to see. It only puts a dent on the story

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by GodofwarKratus(m): 6:20am On Feb 19
This one well.....

Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by xreal: 6:20am On Feb 19
I had always thought of this.

My conclusion:

Life itself is Love.
Love itself is Life.

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Areaboy2(m): 6:21am On Feb 19
I disagree. It is pointless..
If I want to watch two people dancing horizontally, I know where to find it..

But for a movie with a storyline, it is pointless.. We all know what happens, just carry on with the story.. Don't show us that u can remove bra..

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Schedulee: 6:24am On Feb 19
gracile:
Humans are emotional beings and are constantly looking for love; this, they do consciously or subconsciously. People are driven by love and this dictates how we perceive, feel and respond to anything. The need to love and feel love is inherent in everyone everywhere so much so that we’re drawn to whatever or whomever meets this need.
Try to imagine a world without love.. It’s terrible! Whatever speaks this language of love appeals to us more than a loveless alternative. This is why we tend to prefer some music, movies, people or books more than others.
If you love to read or write, especially fiction, you’ll most likely agree that stories with no elements of physical attraction are boring and simply vapid and I’m tempted to say almost pointless. I for one can’t read five chapters of a book without a lil bit of romance every now and then.
Okay apart from the obvious romantic exuberance, I’ll be sharing with you 5 reasons why love scenes are important in storytelling.

1. It gets your readers addicted to your story

Romance has time and again proved to be potent at capturing attention. Whether it’s from the news headlines or a gossip column in a magazine, people can’t resist the story of two people who have deep affection for each other. When your story has one or more persons in love, your readers are compelled to love these characters more. This makes them glued to your story as they want to follow through to see how this love unfolds.

2. It makes your characters come alive

Your characters might be fictional but when you make them capable of feeling passion, they seem more real and alive. In fact, some of us have wished a character was indeed real because of how much we connected with them, their struggles, loss, pains, love, joys etc. So next time you writing a story you might want to spice up your protagonists part with some romance. They may seem to go in search for it or simply neglect the concept while all the while everyone (your readers) know they’re in love with another character but just won’t admit it. And the scenarios go on and on.

3. It immortalizes your story (or character)


This is no doubt the secrets of our favorite classics; the likes of Romeo Juliet, Marilyn Monroe, Jack and Rose etc. The love roles this characters featured rendered them timeless. Most people would even recall the names of characters and forget their authors. Yes, such is the power of love.

4. It teaches life lessons

Because people would rather learn from someone else’s mistakes than theirs. Countless times I have applied lessons learned from such stories to real life relationship issues and they helped! This, if done with wisdom, could shape relationships for the better. So that your stories are entertaining as well as informative.

5. It builds empathy

Reading and writing is all about empathy. Once the writer has successfully entered into the mind of his readers and the reader, the authors’, mission accomplished. Readers like to accredit the term favorite authors to writers who they understand and who understands them. The trick is, your readers relate with you based on how they could relate with your characters. So make them fall in love with your characters by blowing their minds away with breathtaking romance plots.

For what other reasons do you love to read or write stories with love plots?

Feel free to contribute in the comments section
Just like a music video I watched yesterday the artiste and the lead vixen had no connection to each other at all, and it was boring.

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Flexherbal(m): 6:25am On Feb 19
Noted !
Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by PrinceMajestic: 6:26am On Feb 19
Enemyofpeace:
Rubbish. With wetin dey happen for Nigeria you still get time to dey talk about love. Love kee you there
na mumu female

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by IMASTEX: 6:31am On Feb 19
Okay
Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by ignis(f): 6:34am On Feb 19
To me it's distraction.
Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Lamanii22(f): 6:36am On Feb 19
Shibaraba:
Helps in dancing soapy.
That Film by Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone (the specialist).The love scene there was so real, it helped many men. Back then pornhub and Co weren't existing. It was the highest selling movie because many men " used it to jo soapy... Soapy"


Lol right... Love scene is very important in the movie.. in fact i look forward to it...
Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Blue3k(m): 6:36am On Feb 19
It can be great. If you guys ever get the chance read the Berserk manga it has the best love scene. The monent is endearing and very messed up because of the traumatic experiences experience by main characters. You basically see two damage people love and accept eachother.

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by 171819Robor: 6:38am On Feb 19
Good

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by Lamanii22(f): 6:39am On Feb 19
moscobabs:
sad That Nollywood sex scene where they cover themselves with duvet while making their fake fucking.

I hate that shit


Hahahahahahaha... Ghanaian movie(s) still tries better ...

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Re: 5 Reasons Love Scenes Are Important In Storytelling by galadima77(m): 6:42am On Feb 19
The entertainment industry has very well succeeded in sexually corrupting the average youth's mind that sex and everything related to it flourishes like wild fire.

It sure is somebody's tool for mind control.

If you know, you know.

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